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La Choulette Ambrée

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95
style
Brewed by La Choulette
Style: Bière de Garde
Hordain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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La Choulette Ambrée is the classic amber version of a French bières de gardes. It has a wonderfully spicy aroma and is fullflavored, but effervescent and refreshing.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (349) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2014
Clear amber body, white head. Aroma of caramel and some molasses. Some unpleasant floury feeling. Alcohol is veery present. Overall might be nice beer, but I just dislike the strong amber ones.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml (7.5% ABV) achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 29 janvier 1996. Bière ambrée assez claire malgré la levure. Col mince assez persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles fines à moyennes. Odeur de levure et d’herbe. Alcool ne ressort pas trop. Goût désagréable d’herbe chauffée. Arrière-goût présent et reste en bouche. Aurait peut-être due être "gardée" plus longtemps.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crlnts (170) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Very small white head. Clean amber. Smells of umami, soy sauce. Wood, rhum, sausage. Autolysed.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarnabeJones65 (1) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
This french biere de garde is quite spectacular. I enjoyed a bottle that had been aged for 2 years and it was quite a treat. A light yellow hue, it gave off a strong, sweet malt base that refreshed my palate more than any other biere de garde I have had before. A spectacular treat for the hot summer to come!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8% Light amber coloured beer, with low activity in it and a tall off-white head. Froathy, disappears rather quickly, leaving a thin line of foam around the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel, some straw, candy sugar, light lemon zest. Quite malty on the taste and very sweet, with more caramel and sugar, but there are some spices in it that give it a nice twist and invite you for one more sip. Medium body with good carbonation on it, and mildly dry palate. Overall this begins a bit disappointing but it changes course once it hit aroma and even more on the taste. Solid one, needs some time and a bigger enough sample I believe.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3268) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle: Amber/brown color. Sweetish aroma,caramel, honey, bread. Flavor is malty, sweet, candies, caramel, bread, paper.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (644) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
White mokka medium head, amber chestnut colour, sweet caramel some fruity, somevstrawberry hints, medium carbonation and bitter some liquorise/caramel taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a dark amber, almost brown colour, with a fluffy head. A rich aroma of spice, dark fruit, coffee. Satisfying taste, lots of malts with a bit of bitterness, but nicely balanced. Pretty good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
330 ml bottle. BB 26/12/14. From saveur-biere.com.
My advent calender door number 15 gave me this one. It’s dark mahogany coloured with a big light tan head. Sweet dark fruits, spices and dry maltiness. Very nice. The flavour is also quite yummy with dark fruits, some sweetness, spices, dry woody malt and mild alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rok1024 (1025) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 5, 2013
Clear amber brownish appearance with medium head. Malty with some scents of roast and coffee, sweet and slightly bitter, alcohol isn’t too noticeable, slightly odd aftertaste though. Good Biere de Garde style.


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